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Posted: 1/28/2006 9:43:30 AM EDT
Read this. Really interesting.

www.guncite.com/journals/hardfopa.html
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 9:47:30 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 10:17:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By LoginName:
Cliff Notes version



The important part.... talk about fucked up.

The Hughes Amendment
The restrictions on full-auto firearms are a result of the Hughes Amendment (99th Congress, H.AMDT.777). The amendment prohibited the general public from possessing fully-auto firearms manufactured after May 19, 1986. Rep. William Hughes (D-N.J.) proposed the amendment late in debate and at night when most of the members of the House were gone. Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.), a long proponent of gun control, was presiding over the House at that time and a voice vote was taken. Despite the fact that the bill appeared to fail, Rep. Rangel declared the amendment approved and it was incorporated into House Bill 4332. Once passing the House, H.R.4332 was incorporated in its entirety into S.49. The Senate passed the final S.49 on April 10, 1986 by voice vote and it was signed by the President on May 19, 1986.


More information is available in the July 1986 issue of the American Rifleman. It is not available online.
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 10:37:00 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/28/2006 10:38:28 AM EDT by Hmanjr]

Originally Posted By 7:
Rep. William Hughes (D-N.J.) proposed the amendment late in debate and at night when most of the members of the House were gone. Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.), a long proponent of gun control, was presiding over the House at that time and a voice vote was taken. Despite the fact that the bill appeared to fail, Rep. Rangel declared the amendment approved and it was incorporated into House Bill 4332. Once passing the House, H.R.4332 was incorporated in its entirety into S.49. The Senate passed the final S.49 on April 10, 1986 by voice vote and it was signed by the President on May 19, 1986.



That severely pisses me off.
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 12:16:04 PM EDT
That amendment replaced one banning silencers
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 12:35:40 PM EDT
86 Hughes
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 12:45:13 PM EDT
It prevents the government from creating a list of gun owners from dealer records.
Bullshit.

Adds serious drug offenses to the list of crimes receiving enhanced penalties.
Utterly fucking stupid.

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